At 26 years old, the captivating Montreal singer-guitarist-banjo player who hails from Rosaireville, New Brunswick has toured for four years with her band and sold over 140 000 records on two continents. Recorded at Mountain City Studios and Mixart Studio in Montreal, Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? came together over the spring, guided by a wonderful team. Joseph Donovan took the reigns as producer (Sam Roberts, The Dears), while Mico Roy played guitar, Benoit Morier took on guitar and bass and Maxime Gosselin played drums. Award-winning singer Sam Roberts stopped in to help out with guest vocals on the tune I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know.
Sometimes your friends date losers. I myself have dated losers. This is a solidarity tune, Lisa LeBlanc explains.
The song is from her upcoming third album to be released on September 30th via Bonsound. This new mostly-English LP draws from classic rock, indie-rock, folk, and blues, and adds a few spaghetti western touches.
The Acadian artist will perform across Canada over the next few weeks and will tour France this fall.
08/14 Pointe-de-l’Église, NS // Le Château (Festival acadien de Clare)
08/15 Moncton, NB // Square des Amériques (Festival Acadie Rock)
09/09 Victoria, BC // Upstairs Cabaret
09/10 Vancouver, BC // The Biltmore
09/12 Edmonton, AB // Studio 96
09/15 High River, AB // High River Masonic Hall
09/16 Calgary, AB // Festival Hall
09/17 Ottawa, ON // CityFolk Festival
09/19 Kingston, ON // The Mansion
09/22 Toronto, ON // Dakota Tavern
09/25 Sudbury, ON // Spectacle de clôture du 400e de Sudbury
09/26 Hamilton, ON // Mills Hardware
The ever-charming Lisa LeBlanc will be a very busy bee this summer. Besides performing at Club Soda on July 2nd (Montreal Jazz Fest), at L’Impérial on July 17th (Festival d’été de Québec) and in numerous other Canadian cities, she will head back to Europe. Between July 5th and 12th, she will perform in France, Switzerland and Sweden. For more info on all the dates, head to lisaleblanc.ca.
Tour Dates 06/06 Toronto, ON // Massey Hall (Live at Massey Hall – 1ère partie de Spirit of the West)
06/12 Matane, QC // La Fabrique
06/13 Ste-Anne-des-Monts, QC // Auberge Festive Sea Shack
06/20 L’Assomption, QC // Ange Cornu
06/23 Laval, QC // Centre de la nature (Fête nationale du Québec)
06/25 Gatineau, QC // Parc des cèdres (Outaouais en fête)
07/02 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Festival de Jazz de Montréal)
07/05 Thiers, FR // Place Antonin Chastel (Festival La Pamperina)
07/07 Uzes, FR // Domaine de Malaigue
07/08 Istres, FR // Pavillon de Grignan (Les Nuits d’Istres)
07/10 Genève, CH // Scène Ella Fitzgerald – Parc de la Grange
07/12 Malmö, SE // Pildammsteatern (Sommarscen Malmö)
07/17 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
07/19 Guelph, ON // eBar
07/25 Dawson City, YK // Dawson City Music Festival
07/26 Dawson City, YK // Dawson City Music Festival
07/31 Nominingue, QC // Club et Hôtel du Golf Nominingue
07/07 Montreal, QC // Parc Ahuntsic (FestiBlues International de Montréal)
08/08 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Osisko en lumière 08/09 Regina, SK // Victoria Park (Regina Folk Festival)